Because of additional stress experienced by many TN high school seniors this year, in 2021 we are offering two (2) $1000 College Scholarships. Scholarship recipients may use the scholarship at the college or trade school of his or her choice. The Kyle W. Kiihnl Scholarship Committee will select the scholarship recipients.
Essay must be written on one of the following topics:
If you would like to apply for the scholarship, please download the Scholarship Information doc below and follow the detailed instructions and submission deadlines.
The Houston High School Wrestling Booster Club initiated a memorial scholarship fund in Kyle’s name to be given to the wrestler at Houston High School that “exceeded expectations”. Those were the words Head Coach Walt Holmes used to describe Kyle at the wrestling banquet just one month prior to Kyle’s death.
In 2009, the Foundation continued the tradition of presenting the Kyle W. Kiihnl Exceeding Expectations Scholarship for Houston High School Wrestlers. Each recipient has exceeded expectations through his hard work, determination, commitment and focus on academics.
Since 2002, the Kyle W. Kiihnl Memorial Foundation has given more than 19 college scholarships to local high school seniors including our yearly Exceeding Expectations scholarship.
This year's Exceeding Expectations Scholarship honoree is Cade Young.
Pictured: Cade and his parents Angy and Damon Young. This scholarship is awarded to the senior wrestler at Houston High School, Germantown, that exhibits qualities similar to Kyle's. These qualities include exceptional grades, quality character and outstanding effort in all that he undertakes. Congratulations Cade for Exceeding Expectations 2020.
Congratulations to Rithika Tummala!
It is a normal day in a rural Indian town. The streets are busy and crowded. Just the usual hustle and bustle. People are bargaining to buy their groceries in the local market. Workers are driving their motorcycles to work. In the midst of this routine setting, something stands out. A crowd begins hovering around a small corner on the road. A bag of apples is sprawled across the road, and in the distance, a motorcycle lies on its side.
“Someone call the ambulance! She is losing blood!” someone yells.